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How to Enroll in Health Insurance After Open Enrollment Has Closed

The much-publicized deadline to enroll in health insurance has come and gone.  Consumers now enter a new world where they can no longer enroll in health insurance or jump between health insurance carriers freely.  However, there are still ways to get health insurance in the new "offseason" created by the Affordable Care Act.Special Enrollment Periods for those with Qualifying EventsGroup InsuranceShort-term health insuranceToday's focus is...

2014 Obamacare Open Enrollment Officially Closed

After six and a half months, the end is finally here. Obamacare open enrollment officially closed on April 15, 2014, after a two week delay to account for tech errors in the days leading up to the original deadline of 3/31/2014.  What does this mean for you, the insurance consumer?Open enrollment is now over, meaning you cannot buy ACA qualifying health insurance as an individual...

Obama allows two year extension of old health plans- what you need to know

Obama allows two year extension of old health plans- what you need to knowThis week President Obama announced that he will allow those who have non-ACA compliant plans to keep those plans for an additional two years.  While this will be a boon to those who it applies to, there are many caveats.First, President Obama's decree is contingent upon state approval. Given that California has...

Obamacare's "Wedding Tax" and the Perks of Cohabitation

Wedding days are typically one of the happiest days of a couple’s new life together, and also one of the costliest.  Under the Affordable Care Act, they are about to get a whole lot costlier. While millions of families will benefit from Obamacare’s Premium Subsidy program, a little-publicized feature of the law will adversely affect married couples.  How could a government program to hand out...

CoveredCA provider directory still not available

CoveredCA, the California state based health exchange, opened it's doors earlier this week to much fanfare- and deservedly so. It's the first time all California citizens have been able to access healthcare regardless of pre-existing medical conditions, and CoveredCA is the conduit for access.  However, three days in and there are still many questions to be answered by the state agency before a complete and...